Younger people and Parkinson's
Most people who get Parkinson's are aged 50 or over but younger
people can get it too. One in 20 is under the age of 40.
People with Parkinson's who are of working age can face
These can include supporting children and teenagers, needing
help and information about work and money, and coping with the
emotional effects of being diagnosed at a younger age.
Image right: Cliff Williams, who
has Parkinson's, with his family
Younger people's events
We regularly run events for younger people (people of working
age) with Parkinson's and their partners, family and
Keep an eye out on our local Parkinson's
UK team pages, and on Facebook and Twitter for details of
events in your area.
Publications giving practical information about coping with
day-to-day life with Parkinson's
Free publications for carers and family
of people with Parkinson's. Includes illustrated children's
books to help explain Parkinson's to children whose parents have
Local groups specifically for people of working age affected by
Parkinson's - an opportunity to meet others and share information
People's experiences of living with Parkinson's and continuing
Help for people with Parkinson's on employment decisions,
benefits and legal rights
Share your experiences of living with Parkinson's
discussion forum is for people with Parkinson's, their carers,
family and friends to chat and share experiences.
Everyone affected by Parkinson's is welcome to join.